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Nike Launches 2020 Jerseys for Nigeria, USA & South Korea

The sportswear giant undertook 'deep cultural immersions and collaborated with each federation to ensure the designs truly resonated'

6th February 2020

The sportswear giant undertook ‘deep cultural immersions and collaborated with each federation to ensure the designs truly resonated’

Nike has just unveiled a range of brand new jerseys to be worn by Nigeria, South Korea and Team USA in 2020.

Each of the aforementioned teams will be sporting new home and away kits, dressed in eye-catching hues, bold hand-drawn prints, and custom fonts that mix both sports with art effortlessly. Additionally, each kit celebrates the unique histories and cultures of their national teams and utilises various necklines, sleeves, cuffs, and badge placements.

Nigeria hopes to follow on from the hype of its 2018 kit, which saw over 3 million units being sold worldwide. This time around, Nigeria‘s kit once again fuses the traditional aesthetic of an agbada robe with modern football design by using a hand-drawn print. Instead of its usual left and right chest placement, the team badge and Nike‘s Swoosh insignia have been placed in the centre. The away kit is inspired by Onaism, a traditional artistic movement central to Nigerian design and craft.

For Team USA, it will be the first time the team self-reference as the “States” with their 2020 kits, as it features throughout the back of the away jersey and the back of the socks. For the Home jersey, the white base is elevated with blue and red detailing. Nike’s Futura logo appears on the left chest and on the socks; the US is the only federation that will receive this version of the Nike logo on their 2020 kits. Elsewhere, the blue away shirt features a camo-esque print on the front, while hits of red are found on the sides.

Lastly for South Korea, Nike plays on the country’s vibrant culture and Hallyu. The home kit features a wavy pattern comprised of the trigrams from the national flag, while the away kit is dressed in a white tiger print, an animal that has been strongly associated with Korean culture. 

Head to Nike Football to check out all the latest jersey releases. 

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